Saturday, October 31, 2015

November Goals & recap of my October

Here is a review of my Oct Goals . . .

  • FHE board- filled out and used!
  •  My blog posts put onto my Pinterest page! 
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  • Plan out Christmas Gifts- keeping it simple this year:
Something they want, Something they need, Something to wear, Something to Read
And planning out family, grandparents, neighbor gifts that are thoughtful and
we will be making most of them.

  • We went on walks, bike rides, catch and throw! Love being active with my kids.
  • Food Storage/Emergency Prep- set up a plan for our water, have a 50 gallon water jug for our garage, just need to fill it up with solution and put it on a wooden dolly.
  • Also, getting back into coupons, I have been buying groceries on sale, but want to get back into saving money and building my food storage, so set up a plan for November!
  • I have been running and just completed my 5k last night! Wahoo it was so fun!

I fell really good overall with accomplishing my goals. I didn't do them perfect, but I got thinking about most of them and set up a plan! One thing I didn't do was get on a Whole 30 plan- I did shop and eat healthy foods, but didn't follow the plan exactly.

Now for my November Goals!

I am ready to set me some big goals- I have been a working from home MOM for almost a full YEAR! I signed up to be a Beachbody/Health & Fitness Coach on November 10th 2014 and it has been so awesome helping myself with my goals, but also help and inspire others. This is the best job! As coaches we work from home while taking care of our family, taking care of ourselves- getting in our workout, healthy eating and Personal Development. I have learned so much this year on how to set goals, break them down and ACHIEVE them!

Along with my Coaching/Business Goals,

I of course have set some Personal/Family Goals . . .

 I am going to start stocking up on food storage and the food we eat through couponing more and saving money each month for necessities for Emergency.

I also want to start a scripture reading program/ journaling called 40 day Walk with Christ, I printed it out last year and didn't do it, so it is a goal to complete the full 40 days!

I also want to do better at my meal prep on weekends before the week hits!  I have been slacking a bit lately.

And my plan for Christmas is to figure out what the kids want and need, along with Us, Grandparents, etc. And put together our thoughts and ideas and get started on projects and shopping!

I am excited to stick to my goals and take it a day at a time!

What are your goals for November?

Thanks for checking in,


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

{Guest Post- Shambray's Blog} POSITIVE CHANGE

I am excited to have a very inspirational post written by a great Mom I personally know. Shambray has been blogging for over a year now and she is such a great positive person. She is a busy working Mother of two cute baby girls. She blogs at Shambray . . .
 Here is her post about how to turn your chaos and thoughts into positive thoughts.

This week….well let’s just say it has been a rough one.  My house is a complete disaster, my newborn has been extra fussy, we have Halloween festivities that I might have over-scheduled, I haven’t had a date night with my husband in far too long, work is absolutely crazy, and I am doing all this on little sleep.  AHHHHH!  So I thought to myself, “What can I do to make this week a positive week and not leave me feeling drained and a failure?”
I tend to constantly see myself as failing.  I tend to get angry at myself over little things.  Then I take my frustration out on my sweet family.  They don’t deserve that.  So I needed to come up with a solution and I needed to do it fast.
Luckily, I have goals this month that can help me do just that.  I have been slacking on my goals this month and I wanted to fix that.  Some of my goals were inspired by a blog post that a contributor of my blog posted at the end of September.  I loved the post so much and wanted to put it into action.  So I incorporated some of the habits from that post into my October goals.

Today I will mention two of the five habits that we all should strive to have in our lives.  The first one I need to mention here because it is so important to Melissa and to this blog.  That is exercise.  Exercise can change our attitude completely.  It can help us have more energy and it can help us be more positive.  That is probably because we actually FEEL better.

The other habit I wanted to mention is meditation.  On my blog it goes into specifics, but it states that this doesn’t have to be difficult.  Meditation is merely focusing on your breathing.  You do not need to make it more complicated than that.  Honestly, that is complicated enough for me.  My mind tends to wander.  I set a goal to get to 1 minute of meditation a day.  Well I do not think I am going to get to that point.  I am still trying to meditate for 15 seconds without my mind worrying about something or thinking of something else.  Go ahead laugh if you want.  I am trying though and the days I can mediate are better days. 

I want to go back to my question that I asked myself earlier, “What can I do to make this week a positive week and not leave me feeling drained and a failure?”  I am so glad that I recognized my attitude at the beginning of this week and challenged myself to fix the problem before it got out of hand.  I am now seeing positive changes in my week and the week isn’t even over yet.  I hope it continues to get better and better! 

Thanks for your thoughts Shambray about making a positive change. It all comes with the choices we make and the positive thoughts we will have in each moment and turning them into positive actions.  As busy Moms we can make choices each day to better ourselves and each responsibility we have. Because we have a lot of them!

Thanks for checking in,


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

70 superfoods in Shakeology & why I drink it everyday!

I have been drinking the meal replacement 


for almost 1 full year.

And I can't even begin to tell you how this has been the 

best I have ever felt!

I can't wait to be pregnant again with drinking this.
It will be SO NICE to have a pregnancy where I feel better than I ever did.
I crave sugar A LOT during all 3 of my pregnancies, so
I am excited to not crave it as much because I will have my Shakeology!

I want to share with you today about some of the ingredients in Shakeology and why I chose this over other meal replacements.

EVERY SINGLE Ingredient is good for you.  
They are superfoods from all over the world that help aid in some many benefits for your Body!

  • I love know that I get in a serving of Veggies everyday from the scoop. It has Spinach, Kale, Moringa, Chlorella, and more. These phytonutrients help support health & vitality.
  • Protein- It has 16 grams in each scoop. Helps to build lean muscle and reduce cravings. Your choice of Whey or just Vegan. The ingredients are chia, flax, Quinoa, Pea. In Vegan you have oat and rice.
  • Fruit/Antioxidant- Camu-Camu, Goji Berry, Vitamins A,C,E- help fight free radical damage and support a healthy immune system.
  • Adaptogen Blend- Ginkgo, Maca & more, help your body to react and respond to the effects of stress.
  • Digestive Enzyme- Pre & Probiotic- Yacon Root, Amylase, Cellulase- Help nutrient absorption and support regularity and healthy digestion.
I drink it every morning, and occasionally for lunch if I felt like something else for breakfast. It is part of my everyday meal plan. It starts my day off right so I feel the benefits of this drink throughout the day!

My kids love the shake and I share with them! Especially my little guy- I love his shakeO mustache!

 I drink Shakeology every day because it is yummy, it gives me the nutrients I need in a day, when it isn't always easy to get in good whole food. Especially on busy days and when something comes up or I am faced with not so healthy foods. It gives me energy to keep going through my day as a Busy Mom and not lack in the afternoon when I used to need a nap with my little guy. I get stuff done! It also helps keep me regular. Ha! That's all we will say about that! And it keeps me from craving lots of junk food/sugar. I have eaten less sugar this past year. It feels great!

I get my Shakeology paid for, learn how you can too! Or how you can get it at a discount!

Thanks for checking in,


Friday, October 16, 2015

Coaching Webinar

I was on my first ever Webinar sharing all about coaching last night.

It was awesome! I shared my story of how I got into coaching and how it has kept me accountable to my own health & fitness goals as well as inspire and support others in theirs!

Here is the link f you would like to watch it and learn how you can get fit and earn extra money!
It's pretty awesome!

Have a great day!

Thanks for checking in,


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Be Grateful for your Body

Our bodies can do amazing things. 
I am grateful for a body that can move, exercise, take care of my kids, play, clean, cook . . .

Here is a talk by Susan Tanner that I want to share with you to inspire you to realize that your body is a great gift from God.

"Happiness comes from accepting the bodies we have been given as divine gifts and enhancing our natural attributes, not from remaking our bodies after the image of the world. The Lord wants us to be made over—but in His image, not in the image of the world, by receiving His image in our countenances (see Alma 5:14, 19)."
Be grateful and show God and those around you that your body as well as your mind is a great gift and you will treat it as so.
Thanks for checking in,

Monday, October 5, 2015

Benefits of Music & Workout Playlist

Does Music get you moving during your exercise and better focused?

There are many positive benefits of music with health by improving coordination, and athletic performance, and also fights fatigue.

I am sharing some more benefits and how Exercising to music will keep you enjoying it, especially since you will know how music helps you!

I am also sharing 4 more of my favorite songs on my playlist when I workout!

Click on Shambray's blog to get to my post!


Thanks for checking in,